A humble nutcracker

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Project by Julio posted 1002 days ago 3056 views 43 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just a present for Xmas, made of oak and ash. Inlaid sapelle, finishing mixture tung oil with orange oil and final layers of rich beeswax.

For those who like handmade work, a tutorial for dovetailing:

Some more pics !

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#1 posted 1002 days ago

Beautiful work!! I absolutely love those dovetails. This would make a wonderful Christmas present.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 1002 days ago

Great work! But why is there no ‘English’ translation on your web page? You posted here in English!

-- Dennis, WV

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#3 posted 1002 days ago

This is the first time I have seen this style of nut cracker. I love it! This is going straight to favorites. Maybe it can be on next years Christmas list of gifts. Thanks for the post!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 1002 days ago

That is beautiful!!!

-- helen

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#5 posted 1002 days ago

Bonito trabajo, ya lo habia visto en tu blog,en el que como siempre nos expones de una manera clara como realizas tus proyectos.

-- Work is my road to knowledge,Curiosity is my fellow traveler. El trabajo es mi camino al conocimiento, la curiosidad es mi compañero de viaje. Héctor

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#6 posted 1002 days ago

Hello Julio Alonso Diaz

This is a very nicely piece

I love it

You give me some ideas

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#7 posted 1002 days ago

Nice piece of functional craftsmanship, I like it !

Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 1002 days ago

...humilde?,interesante trabajo donde mezclas la dificultad y belleza de unos lazos inclinados con la trasera mas rustica de espigas y puntas …puede que recordando los origenes de ese tipo de diseño -la fanega o celemin de los agricultores que cuelgan en los porches o corrales -,su funcion,cascar nueces es lo de menos,al final lo que todos preguntaran es ¿quien lo hizo?.El sello funciona bastante bien,es bueno que un buen artesano tenga una buena marca.

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#9 posted 1002 days ago

Cool project, I like the idea. Thanks for the post.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#10 posted 1002 days ago

Great design and beautiful dovetail work, but are those nail heads on the backside?

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#11 posted 1002 days ago

Great design and it looks like it will work for a long time .
Certainly well build .

Thanks Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#12 posted 1000 days ago

Muchisimas gracias amigos por vuestros comentarios que son siempre un gran apoyo y fuerza para seguir animandome a cumplir nuevos proyectos

Thank you so much for those kind words full of support to keep me working on new projects
Cheers !

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#13 posted 1000 days ago

Great design, about covers several types of joints, thanks for sharingf

-- Norman

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#14 posted 988 days ago

My wife has been wanting a nut cracker lately, maybe I will make one and shock her with the idea. Thanks for giving me the idea, now another project to do when I dont have the last one done yet. Fun Fun.

-- Michael TX, Not even my wife understands my sense of humor.

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#15 posted 984 days ago

Julio, great project and wonderfully done. A heirloom.

-- Back home. Fernando

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